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World of Padman 1.5

December 28th, 2010 by Crusader

The open-source first person shooter World of Padman is now at version 1.5! Additional features include a new game type, new maps, new player models, a new weapon, and new powerups.

Download: [ myexp.de ]

LGC Episodes

December 28th, 2010 by Crusader

The Linux Game Cast has two new installments looking at:

Overgrowth Alpha 111

December 28th, 2010 by Crusader

The always awesome Wolfire Games, developers of the upcoming rabbit fighting game Overgrowth (sequel to the open-sourced Lugaru), have posted their weekly alpha update, number 111:

  • New item system (xml files, physics, scripting and grabbing)
  • Punches and kicks chosen based on range
  • Ragdolls go to sleep better (can be controlled with script)
  • Using Bullet for faster ray collision checks
  • Fixed bug if you do a jump attack after doing a throw
  • Fixed ragdoll flip recovery
  • Single-sided swept collisions
  • Imposter index files saved to user files
  • Re-enabled object specular
  • New level

The alpha releases are available for pre-ordering customers.

Xonotic 0.1 Preview Release

December 28th, 2010 by Crusader

Xonotic, a fast paced, free and open source first person shooter forked in response to the licensing of Nexuiz to Illfonic, now has its first preview release (thanks Loafers!).

Umbra With Rocket Launcher

Xonotic diverges from Nexuiz in many ways:

  • A more unified and consistent art direction.
  • Better attention to marketing and public relations.
  • Global player stats tracking system, supporting anonymous player as well.
  • Low quality textures dropped and replaced with higher quality ones.
  • More frequent releases.
  • New player models and animations.
  • New maps and modified original maps.
  • New sounds and music.
  • New stronger bot AI.
  • New HUD.
  • Some weapon models and their names changed (especially ones with “nex” prefix).
  • Use of GIT versioning system instead of SVN.

Download: [xonotic.org]

Humble Bundle #2 Concludes

December 26th, 2010 by Crusader

Wolfire Games have updated their blog to announce that the second Humble Indie Bundle has concluded:

The Humble Indie Bundle #2 is now over. Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support! The bundle has broken all of our expectations once again: the total payments exceeded $1.8 million! We should have more detailed statistics soon.

Since you exceeded the $1.75M threshold, Revenge of the Titans will release its source code as promised as soon as they can get it packaged up and figure out licensing and hosting details.

If you purchased the bundle, the download links will continue to work indefinitely so you can download your games whenever you want, for any platform. If you ever lose your download page link, you can just go to humblebundle.com and click the ‘Key Resender’ button, and we will send it to you again. Also, as some of you requested, you can increase your contribution at any time from the download page — people have already increased their orders by over $19,000, which is incredibly humbling!

Wine 1.3.10

December 25th, 2010 by Marv

The latest development release of Wine has been announced. This version 1.3.10, has the following new items in this release:

  • Support for notification balloons in system tray.
  • Obsolete AudioIO sound driver removed.
  • More work on ActiveX support.
  • Various MSI fixes.
  • Preloader now used for 64-bit too.
  • Translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

Download: [ Wine 1.3.10 ]

0 A.D. Interview

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

Ubuntu Gamer recently conducted an interview with Aviv Sharon of Wildfire Games about the open source real-time strategy game project 0 A.D.:

Q: What new features have you got planned for the future?

We can say for sure that there will definitely be these before the game goes gold: Opponent AI; Better multiplayer (latency, lobby, diplomacy); Formations; Territories; Random map generation; Gate & Wall system; Save & Load games (single and multiplayer).

The project’s history and dev team are also discussed.

Minecraft Beta

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

Notch has announced that Minecraft, the survival/building and oh yeah, mining, game is now officially in beta. The website is returning an error code for me presently, but here’s what’s new:

  • Working server-side inventory
  • Made SMP servers save chunks way less often in most cases. Chunks don’t resave if they got saved in the last 30 seconds
  • Moving too far away from a container, or having it blow up, closes the inventory screen
  • Fixed /kill
  • Introduced leaf decay again
  • You can now throw eggs

Also, if you weren’t in the alpha, the price of the game has now risen to 14.95 Euro.

Zero Ballistics 2.0

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

The free (as in beer and open source) tank simulation Zero Ballistics is now at version 2.0. Current features:

  • Three levels set in an alpine environment
  • One arena Level
  • Three different main weapons, and three secondary weapons
  • Six different skills
  • BeaconStrike, Deathmatch and Team Deatchmatch modes

Zero Ballistics

Download: [ AtomicGamer | sf.net | zeroballistics.com ]

Warsow 0.6

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

The release of Warsow version 0.6, an open-source first-person shooter featuring trick-jumping boars, has been announced. There are new maps, re-textured weapons models, class-based CTF, a new soundtrack, and performance optimizations.

Warsow

Download: [ AtomicGamer | warsow.net ]

Back in time for stuff.

December 20th, 2010 by Crusader

Holiday /dev/urandom

December 18th, 2010 by Crusader

I’m on vacation! Yay!

  • A reader pointed out an e-mail he received from Digital Leisure in response to his query about Linux ports of Space Ace and Dragon’s Lair:

    Thanks for your email.

    We have forwarded it along to our production and development team. We are always looking for new platforms to port the games to and Ubuntu has been
    requested, but it has yet to materialize in to an actual release. Perhaps with more requests like yours, it may make its way on to the platform.

  • The Linux Game Cast brings Quake 1 into 2010 with a HighRes Texture Pack HOWTO vidcast.
  • Summoning Wars, a single- and multi-player RPG project, is at version 0.5.3. Looks neat, haven’t had a chance to try it yet.
  • With today’s release of a sequel to TRON, I think it’s worth re-pointing out the long-running Armagetron Advanced project, where players can compete in light cycles against one another. I’ll see you on the game grid!

Dilogus PR

December 16th, 2010 by Crusader

There’s a bit more info on Digital Arrow’s upcoming Linux RPG, Dilogus: The Winds of War, from Unigine today by way of a press release:

It’s a third person High Fantasy RPG action game that immerses players deep into the awe inspiring fantasy world of Dilogus, allowing them to experience it from multiple perspectives of six unique characters in both single player and co-operative multiplayer mode on Linux and Windows platforms.

Dilogus – Winds of War is based on a fictional fantasy universe, which was polished for over seven years. Being a fantasy RPG the game immerses the player into a fantasy world, allowing them to play their characters any way possible. The open world feature of the game fuels this option and makes sure the players have enough choices.

More after the jump…

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GOTY?

December 16th, 2010 by Crusader

What’s your game of the year? GO!

Overgrowth Graphics Overview

December 16th, 2010 by Crusader

Wolfire Games’ blog has a new entry delineating the programming decisions made while creating Overgrowth’s graphics engine.

Overgrowth

Alien Arena 2011

December 16th, 2010 by Crusader

Alien Arena 2011 (i.e. version 7.50) has been released. Changes in this open source deathmatch first-person shooter include:

  • Ragdoll physics using the Open Dynamics physics engine.
  • Revamped in-game IRC client.
  • GNU AutoTools for Linux/Unix/MacOS installation.
  • True Type Font support.
  • Two brand new maps, one revamped map.
  • New music by renowned musician Paul Joyce.
  • Bugfixes, tweaks, and much more!

Alien Arena

Download: [ icculus.org ]

Humble Cash

December 15th, 2010 by Crusader

The Humble Indie Bundle 2 has already raised over half a million dollars ($631,236.29 as of this writing); moreover, as with the previous bundle, Linux users have the highest average donation amount! Who says there isn’t a commercial Linux games market?

Currently the highest donation comes from notch, lead developer and creator of Minecraft.

Also, on a personal note, it’s really awesome Wolfire Games is coordinating this :)

Quake Live Holiday Update

December 15th, 2010 by Crusader

id Software has released a major content update for Quake Live, their browser plugin-based iteration of the Quake series: 3 new arenas for premium subscribers, 2 holiday arenas for everyone, and Premium Duel Scoreboards.

More details after the jump…

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GoL M.A.R.S. Interview

December 15th, 2010 by Crusader

Gaming on Linux interviewed developers from the M.A.R.S project this week:

[Q] How would you describe M.A.R.S. as a game?

It’s a new game with an old concept. It combines the great ancient arcade gameplay with some astonishing graphics and adds some fresh new game modes. Furthermore the two of us share a strange but funny humor and try to put it into this game. The steampunk-look in combination with neon is the best proof. Simply ridiculous.

Odamex 0.5.1

December 15th, 2010 by Crusader

Odamex version 0.5.1 has been released. Odamex is a multiplayer DOOM source port; change that impact Linux users include ZDoom-inspired features and higher client resolution support.

Download: [ odamex.net ]

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